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Armenia: Azerbaijan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5534, tabled on 19 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 17 January (HL5229), what further representations they will make to the government of Azerbaijan "to settle all outstanding matters including the peaceful negotiation of their borders" following reports of (1) three Azerbaijani attacks on Armenian civilians in Nagorno Karabakh, the Gegharkunik province and the Stepanakert-Shushi road, and (2) Azerbaijani forces firing on the Armenian position in the eastern part of the line of contact.

Answered on

2 February 2022

The UK Government, including through the British Embassies in Baku and Yerevan, and our delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), continues to highlight our concern over the ongoing tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to reiterate the importance of regional stability and security in our contacts with partners in the region. In his future engagements with representatives of the Armenian and Azerbaijani governments, the Minister for Europe will underline UK concerns and urge the parties to engage substantively, without preconditions, with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to find a sustainable, peaceful settlement to the conflict.